Archive / September, 2014

Mental Assent

Mental assent, sounds rather lofty, right? Perhaps a higher state of mind. Maybe a way of taking the “high road”. Something to aspire to, and stretch to achieve. Words have always been very important to me. Words represent our thoughts, ideas, emotions, feelings, and lead to actions (or in some cases inaction). Contrary to how […]

Domestic Violence

All of the recent focus on domestic violence may cause us to point fingers. Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Jonathan Dwyer, Roger Goodell and Hope Solo are among those being singled out for their behavior. What if everyone involved in such a situation was named? Would your name be among them? How can relationships be rescued […]


When we constantly focus on remembering our misdeeds, it is like being frozen. Our interactions and relationships then have the added complication of an iciness that is a barrier to love. However, when we renew our minds it’s the warmth of love that melts the ice. On The Big Screen “Frozen”, a popular animated Disney […]

Consider the Ant

Summer is quickly passing and winter will arrive soon. As I look beneath my feet on this beautiful southern California day, in the grass I see ants. I remember a quote from the book of Proverbs directing us to “consider the ant and be wise”. I decided it was time for me to consider what […]